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, marine snipers in afghanistan say they need better weapons and ammunition. we talk to one reporter who is embedded with marine sharp shooters in action. but first over a career spanning more than 60 years few have earned a more formidable reputation as an analytical thinker than harold brown who was the nation's 14th defense secretary during the carter administration. a true prodigy he earned hi doctorate in physics from columbia university when he was just 21. he started his career at livermore lab in california and eventually moving to the pentagon where he became the director of defense research and engineering then air force secretary and eventually defense secretary. his ability to handle a staggering workload are legend including read and annotating 400 page briefing books overnight. during the career brown shaped fighters like the f-15 and f-16 that remain the air force's backbone fleet today. and championed jointness among the military serv before the failed iran hostage rescue mission convinced others to follow. now 85, brown continues to serve on the defense policy board and
with the marines. maybe we can talk about how is the national guard and dod resources and capabilities integrated into the command and control at the fire and also the supporting ops centers whether it be the gac or other centers down there. maybe our military personnel can talk about that, or ray. >> it's important to note that we are the supporting effort to cal fire and we get called in when they are basically out of assets. we are working for cal fire, they are the incident commanders, we follow their coordination, typically we're the last ones in and the first ones out. we do have an on-going relationship with cal fire, i'm in contact with cal fire all the time. we have good situational awareness what's going on in the state of california. they normally put us in an alert stat us so we're prepared to respond in an attack mode. i don't often work with chief chaney in southern california, about a month ago we had 9 aircraft at our peak working fires throughout northern california if that answers your question. >> any other responses? >> i wanted to touch -- can you hear me now? i wanted
as the command control because what we have here in the marine corps is similar to the navy. we have the installation, the regional installation command and also partners with the operational foresite. we allow the operational foresight, we maintain those but then we coordinate, cooperate, with the operational foresight once the call comes in for support. so we're able to do that obviously through memorandum of understandings and we have agreements and our wing operating orders allow for the fact the operational control, at least under operational response, maintains with the operators. the third aircraft wing maintains operational control but we send our operatives out to be controlled by the civic sight. we're comfortable with that and that's matured a lot in the last couple years. >> talked a lot about command and control and agreements and moving resources. one other question that came up yesterday we were discussing yesterday is how do communications occur specifically with regard to when we start talking about air ops and moving air resources around, how do we ensure that
, obviously we served together in the marine corps. i can tell you he's been with fleet week for 3 years now and the one thing about mel, he's got a lot of ideas and he accepts no as an interim answer because a lot of things that he wanted to do to make fleet week better originally the answer from authorities was no. and he made some amazing things happen just through his will. a commander can will things to happen. and i really want to thank you, mel, for that whole peer to peer medical exchange was your idea and it was just a huge hit and i thank you so much for that. he's offered to be the pifrplg hitter for admiral roughhead who was captured back in massachusetts and couldn't make it back out here and with his experience, one thing about melvin speese, he is the premiere taipber in the marine corps. please help me welcome major general melvin speese >> well, of course i am not admiral roughhead, mr. secretary, but i did spend the night at marine's memorial club so i think i'm able to fill in okay. as general my dsz at said, i've had the p opportunity to purpose in fleet week over the
mu-- freeway shut down after a marine is shot at and a preschool locked down, hear what it was like inside for school and staff while a police staff was going on outside. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> in cupertino the search for a burglar has been called off and a lock down brought a neighborhood to a stand still has been lifted. ktvu's rob roth joins us live with what it was like inside that preschool and if police found who they were looking for. >> reporter: police searched this neighborhood for most of the day but didn't find the man they were looking for. earler i with all the -- earlier with all the police activity a preschool went into lock down. >> reporter: while police searched this neighborhood for a burglar, authorities called a preschool and ordered them to go on cold blue lock down. >> keep the kids inside. we don't feel that they are in danger. >> reporter: they have 60 children. >> we brought our children in and we asked them
, the navy, the military in general, the marines, the coast guard, even i saw a couple air force running around here yesterday. the fact that you are here and you are in san francisco and you do this every year, it says a lot. because we lack at -- look at this as a good week. we have a great working relationship and after being there and seeing that it's not a good relationship and people get really, really tense when the guys in green show up, it makes me appreciate what we have all the more. there's one other thing i really appreciate, by the way, and i'll direct this to general speese being the trainer that he is, i got a whole new appreciation for muzzle discipline back there. i appreciate the fact that we drill that into our personnel that don't point anything you don't want to shoot at. because there's one point i was actually in our little van behind a truckload of soldiers and there were a lot of automatic weapons, everybody with fingers on the triggers and muzzles going everywhere and i'm, look, can we just back off a little bit? let's not tailgate quite so much, please. i
.s. marine corps infantry officer serving two combat tours his book talks about his marine training and deployment during a the worst of the of war. benjamin busch. [applause] brian castner three tours of duty in the middle east from the ordnance disposal unit in iraq when he returned to life and family he said he began to struggle with an unshakable feeling. "the long walk" shows the toll that war takes. brian castner. [applause] >> enjoy men. >> it is a real honor to be here i want to think they're ready involved especially middle is a true honor to be on a panel with two veterans to serve as the marines and the air force. i don't belong on a panel with people who lived through at. lastly there are veterans who were in my book better here stand and a day for in the book. [applause] one of the things i amassed why did i write a book about this one combat outpost? it is not my area of expertise but i am a correspondent with abc news. i feel i did not pick that combat outpost but i felt like the outpost picked me on 2009 and was in the recovery room with my wife jennifer and a holdin
are still searching for the gunman who fired shots at a marine recruiter's car on highway 85 in cupertino today. you can see in the video courtesy of sky7 hd, the bullet holes left on the car. police shut down highway 85 for hours after the car driven by the marine was struck by the gun fire. these are additional pictures from sky7. the lanes backed up near coup tino. the re-- cupertino. the marine was not hurt. >> i'm driving on the highway with the music, and i heard boom, boom, boom! and it sounded like 5-7 shots. that's what i heard. then i didn't even bother to look, and i stepped on the gas. >> that sound may have been those shots fired at the car on highway 85. you can see that investigators gather the evidence in the area for hours. the marine was in an unmarked government vehicle, but we are told he may have been followed from a gas station. >>> we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that also often glorifies guns and violence. if there's one thing we should have after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what's important. >> president obama's call
of here and take you to afghanistan. as you know we have marines, soldiers, sailors in afghanistan currently, but i'm going to bring you to when i was there during 2010 and 2011 after the president decided to surge the forces. first marine decision, first marine expeditionary force forward entered southwest afghanistan during 2009. we arrived in 2010 so it was a bit more stable. and we went straight to helman and nimruz province. very complex dynamic environment that we were operating in but before i begin it talk to you about the operational picture, i just want to give you a snapshot of afghanistan. when we got there i want to set the frame here so you understand what we're dealing with. afghanistan ranged 180th out of 1 86 on the world bank list of developed countries. 20 percent of the babies won't reach their first year of life. there is a 44 year life span for your average citizen. it has a less than 20 percent literacy rate and girls in afghanistan will marry by the time they are 15 and will likely birth their second child by the time they are 20. so this is the long-te
at a u.s. marine as he was driving a government car down highway 85 in cupertino. kit doe shows us the car peppered with bullet holes. >> reporter: detectives say this is a sensitive and active investigation. and they went through great pains to keep this marine corps officer away from the media. after questioning him for several hours, they whisked him out a sidedoor away from our cameras. this is an active investigation, and whoever opened fire on this marine is still out there. >> reporter: a government-issued pontiac g6 was riddled with bullets. on the font passenger door, one bullet -- on the front passenger door, one bullet travelled through the metal and pierced the other side. the marine was traveling on 85. >> he pulls over and quickly discovers that he's been shot at more than once, multiple times, by someone either who was on the freeway or on the side of the freeway. we haven't confirmed that yet. >> reporter: investigators shut down the freeway for two hours. at one point, they walked in tight formation across the lanes looking for evidence. the vehicle was unmarked an
guard, with navy and marine corps it's still a work in progress. we have a work around with that with respect to tactical communications and we use coordinating helicopters to handle air to ground tactical situations and that is relayed to the aircraft that are in trail. it's not perfect but it's a work around and it keeps everybody in the fight. >> prior to 20011 2011 the navy fire fighting capability was concentrated in one squadron. in 2011 it began to expand to other helicopter squadrons. one consequence of that would be multiple squadrons providing aircraft to cal fire to support the fire fighting effort and one somewhat simple but very effective solution was the use of defense connect on line, the dco chat room. basically cal fire personnel, along with all the individual squadrons, all connected realtime able to communicate and coordinate both from the squadron and also on scene. >> well, thank you. let's go ahead and move into relationships. we had a significant discussion yesterday about relationships and again the highlighted and supervisor chiu's comment
fleet and lieutenant colonel demigan giving them a heads up. we (inaudible) navy and marine corps assets when we have severe weather events take place because we know if we're going to have that severe weather event, we could have one of those mega fires. we have a complex air space management tool. i'm the equivalent of a fact a, i fly in the ob10 bronco as a fact a and my job is to coordinate air space. we're dropping water and fire retardant instead of bombs and rockets. we work closely with cal guard, navy and marine corps aviation. we do that with squadron training. we still have khal lefrpg wills, i'm not going to lie to you. we have issues where tactical to air communication is difficult. cal guard, we purchased the radios for national guard aircraft and they installed them in their aircraft so we have robust communications with california national guard, with navy and marine corps it's still a work in progress. we have a work around with that with respect to tactical communications and we use coordinating helicopters to handle air to ground tactical situations and that is
hammer. >>> former marine applauded for voluntarily guarding a school near modesto apparently lied about his service. craig pussly said he wanted to protect children following the school shooting so he showed up to hughson elementary school. he was a sergeant in the marine reserve. but the u.s. marine corp says he never served overseas and discharged as a private. >> i'm in shock. i'm really in shock. this is serious and it's scary. >> he told the marine corp times he had been misquoted by the medesto bee. he did apologize for the situation and wearing his uniform outside the school which is a violation of marine corp policy. the marine corp has not said if he will face any rep cushions. >>> dozens of schools are canceling classes today. there are rumors and alleged threats of student revolt if schools stayed open. they are taking the threats seriously. especially in the wake of last friday's connecticut shooting. rumors of trouble became a distraction and it was easier to close the schools. >>> happening now in mexico, thousands of people are marking the end of the mayan era. this is ne
them right here, "right this minute." a u.s. marine's old youtube video takes on a new, sinister feel. >> we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> it's startling now to listen to this video. >> now that the marine is accused of gunning down his own wife. we've got the story. >>> iraq is hit by heavy flooding, but one guy is like i need to get around. what happens when push comes to shovel. >>> it's touted as a sure-fire way to stop -- >> the crying baby! >> how to pull the trick a lot of people swear by. >> yeah, that's it. that's it. >>> and a bear decides to declutter a backyard pond. >> i'm burneding wondering if h looking for salmon, like there's got to be a salmon in my. >>> my frustrations in iraq were having to watch over 50 of my friends die, having to kill people, having to kill a child who tried to kill me. i'm a marine and we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> what we're hearing in this video is a former marine talking about experiences serving two tours in iraq as a u.s. marine and the effects that the war had on him. >> before i we
. by that point we knew we were wrong but my marines were being sent and to not go was intolerable to me. and of course that's when everything went wonderfully in terms of losing my parents and losing my friends through that entire tour. i left for 16 years. you get money for being there 20 but i walked because they knew that that sense of responsibility was inescapable and i would never be able to not watch television and see the marines go in and if i were capable, if i were still able to justify not going with them despite the fact that i had every reason in the world to justify not going with them. i had a wife and a child and no one to help them in my absence but the danger is, you begin to feel like you are somehow important to it, that somehow your abilities, scarce as they are, make you useful and that to turn away that part of your life is to betray a great expectation you know the marines don't care, one colonel n., one colonel out, the machine always repairs itself. it has a lot of platelets, but you have to imagine for at least a moment that you are unique, that somehow you b
's navy or marine corps. we discuss our local letters of agreement, what they can and cannot do, how we stay within the box of dsca and ir and what the culmination is with a fire drop where we're dropping watter. we conduct aircrew briefings simply because cal fire recognizes that you great folks have a primary mission, that's defense of the nation and we respect that and we understand this is an ancillary job and there is a high revel of rotation of people coming back from afghanistan or iraq, whatever the case may be, but we also reach out to squadron level training. it really comes down to meeting with your cooperating agencies and training together on a frequent basis and having good and open dialogue. >> as i look back at that map here, knowing we were heading into that time of year where we're going to hit significant fire weather and knowing northern california as we are now but eventually southern california, one of the most effective ways to stop the fires from growing is that initial attack, which means we need to be able to quickly put resources up in the air and move them.
for joining us, admiral. (applause). from secretaries and generals to marin county search and rescue over there to nert members, it's a great mix of people and i think that integration is crucial because when we're preparing before during and after a disaster response, everyone in this room has a role to play in one way or another. and it's a great mix. and having been a former fire fighter this topic is important to me. when you think about one point, 1 million fire fighters around the country, they take 2 million calls a year or more to help people in times of need. 63,000 wild fires get beyond their initial attack capability every year, burning over 6.7 million acres. there are over 95 percent effective, they do a great job, but every so often you get that season or that issue that is going to escape or go beyond their ability to stop it right away and right now currently the u.s. forest service that helps provide a lot of air resources and seasonal fire fighters is at the point at the end of that season where every pay period they have to justify keeping those air aviation contract
. for marine corporal megan levy not even distance could break the powerful bond between this handler and her dog rex. >> i knew that i wanted to adopt rex. he was a great working dog. >> their bond was forged at camp pendleton in california around on the battlefields of iraq. >> i got to do a lot of things that i know not many other female marines got to do. >> in december of 2006 while on patrol during their second deployment the lives of these two marines changed forever. >> we were clearing the road and some insurgents were watching us from a roof top a little ways away and when we got to a certain point they detonated an ied that was buried in the road. i was knock unconscious and thrown a couple of feet. when i woke up i was like please, be on the end of the leash and don't be hurt. rex hurt his right shoulder so he had a hard time walking. we both have like post traumatic stress from iraq. he was really a changed dog after that. >> megan suffer ised a traumatic brain injury from the attack. after recovering she retired from the marines and moved back home to new york. >> i tried to ado
rafferty. the lawyer for former u.s. marine jon hammar saying his client has been released from a mexican prison. he had been locked up since august when mexican police arrested him for are crossing border carrying a shotgun. because mexico has strict firearms laws hammar had been facing 15 years behind bars. >>> president obama nominating john kerry to be the next secretary of state. saying the massachusetts democrat won't need a lot of on-the-job training. he is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and also ran for president in 2004. if confirmed the senator will succeed hillary clinton who is set step down next month. she missed today's announcement as she recovers from a concussion. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "the fox files." >>> we are here in grand central terminal in new york city. every day, 700,000 people pass through here which means that superdogs like holland have a very important job to do especially in a post 9/11 world. here is what it takes to become a four legged hero he. ♪ ♪ >> before they could do this, they all start out like this. fox files
that was the command of control exercise. we had the marine corps, the navy, and the national guard all working with our department of public works figuring out how would they work together. we didn't give them a lot of coaching, we just kind of put them in a tent and said here is your scenario, here's some problems, and we wanted them to work it out and they did. so it was a very successful year. that's what we did as far as the field exercises. next year i don't know what's next, we're going to explore the lessons learned from this one, we've already learned a bunch, they're going to talk about this shortly then learn what are the next scenarios we can challenge people with. it probably won't be the same ones. we are building the institutional relationships and getting beyond the scenario. it's not just about the heavy equipment operators, it's about city of san francisco staff and departments understanding how the military works and giving the military a chance to work with the civilian authority in a non-crisis environment so that when they have to do it anywhere in the world, they've go
materials. >> sheriff's deputies in santa clara are searching for the gunman. who fired shots at a marine recuiter's car on highway- 85 in cupertino. police shut down highway- 85 for hours after the car, driven by a marine, was stuck by gunfire. these are additional pictures from sky-7-h-d a- b-c-7 news. you can see lanes backed up in cupertino near de anza boulevard. although the car was shot multiple times, the recruiter was not hurt. the marine continued south for about a mile before pulling over and calling 9- 1-1. >> i was driving on the highway with the music and a boom, boom. i heard five, seven shots. and i did not even bother to look i was scared and i stepped on the gas. that sound may have been the shots that were fired at the marine on highway 85. you can see from sky-7-h-d from a-b-c-7 news, that investigators gathered evidence for hours. the marine was in an unmarked government vehicle. but we're told he may have been followed from a gas station. no arrests have been made. >> and not too far away. sunnyvale police have called off the search for a burglary suspect. earlier th
engagements but really what we're going to hear from her is an amazing story about the marine corps's activities in afghanistan and creating and promoting safe school environments for young girls and women. colonel barry newman is someone i met back in 2003. i at the time was chief officer for the city and county of san francisco serving in the administration of then-mayor willy brown. and general myat and i were talking about putting together a table top exercise and in came from some exercises from the marine corps and barry newman was a very energetic officer in the marine corps. he has gone over to afghanistan, i went over and saw him there, he was attached to the kabul police chief. i think he's going to have some interesting perspectives about working in the police department in a war zone. lieutenant commander patricia serrano, her assignments have been varied includes working as a immediate vaek core man, a legal clerk and a tqm instructor. she completed a 7-month deployment. captain mike napolitano is serving with the navy's expedition training group. while deployed
was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department received a 9-1-1 call that two people had been swept out to sea. now, actually it was three individuals who were swept out. one person managed to make it to shore and flagged down a car. that car helped him call 9-1-1 and report the location of the individuals. the boat you see is a tiburon fire rescue boat. that boat was on a training mission off the marine head lands. that's when the call came in. they actually were able to take to pick up the small child and the male adult. they brought him here to horseshoe cove at about 5:30. here they were pronounced dead. now the other survivor, the actual survivor was treated and released. the marin county coroner's office is investigating the death. we don't have an idea who the individuals are and if they are related. we will have to get more information from marin county either later this evening or early tomorrow. reporting live in marin county, thomas roman, abc7 news. >> what a tragedy tonight. thomas, thank you. >>> well, no one was hurt in a house fire in san francisco's castro district.
in high definition. >>> someone blew out his windows at 60 miles an hour. the marine recruiter shot at on a bay area freeway. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. cbs 5 reporter kiet do shows us the bullet holes. >> reporter: we're live here just off of highway 85, a short distance from where this all went down. detectives are saying this is a sensitive situation. they took great pains to keep this marine corps officer away from the media. they whisked him out a side door and away from our cameras. whoever opened fire on this marine is still out there. the government issued pontiac g6 sedan was riddled with bullets on the driver's side. both rear windows were busted out. look closely on the front passenger door and you can see one bullet traveled through the car and nearly pierced the metal from the inside. the recruiter was traveling southbound on highway 85 when the gunman opened fire. >> he noticed there's a pop. he pulls over. and quickly he discovers that he's been shot at more than once, multiple times, by someone either who was on the freeway or on the si
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